Enjoy a tea and sightseeing tour steeped in history from Taipei! Taste tea and explore the Bagua Tea Plantation — the largest in northern Taiwan. Your full-day tour includes a 25-minute ride on the Maokong Gondola, a visit of Chih Nan Temple, a stroll around Shihting Old Street and scenic views of Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Lake). You will have the opportunity to taste tea with an expert of tea ceremony. Numbers are limited to 7 people, ensuring a personable experience with a small group.
After you’re picked up from your Taipei hotel in the morning, relax on the 1-hour drive by comfortable minivan to the mountains of Maokong where you’ll be swept away on a 25-minute gondola ride to enjoy your spectacular surroundings. Next, stop by the Tea Museum to Gain a deeper understanding of authentic Taiwanese tea. Following by driving to the Bagua Tea Plantation, northern Taiwan’s largest tea plantation. En route, stop at a viewpoint for incredible photo ops of Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Lake), tucked in a fertile valley in the upper reaches of the Jade reservoir.Keep your camera out for more sweeping shots when you reach Bagua, one of the most photographed tea plantations in Taiwan. Rolling hills and forested mountains set the scene to try the local tea (own expense). Afterwards, head to Shihting Old Street to explore its many options for lunch (own expense). Over the course of two hours, stroll among early-20th-century arcades as your guide offers recommendations on the snacks and specialty dishes that you can buy. Finishing your tour by returned to your Taipei hotel by minivan.